The NBA has instituted an anti-flopping policy that includes a warning, escalating fines and even the possibility of suspensions.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace took to Twitter to complain about flopping by Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace during a Tuesday night game. In the process, World Peace called out Portland Trail Blazers forward Nicolas Batum for flopping during a Blazers win at the Rose Garden on Halloween.
Here's his unedited train of thought from his @MettaWorldPeace Twitter account.
what was the best flop tonight? out of the three?i am so happy the nba charges $5000 per flop......
the two gerad wallace flops were crazy..lol i am on the court like"what in the world"!!! it is crazy because i am still strong but quicker
i was so nervous when gerald wallace flopped twiced.lol i thought the ref ws going to call a foul on me.. Nick Batum got me in portland
i can see overseas players flopping but not american players.. they made the rule for the overseas players.. but now its out of hand.....
the refs did a good job on the gerald wallace flops... but they missed the reggie evans flop.... its ok.. they will catch the next ones
You can not flop and play for brooklyn..!! Brooklyn equals , red bricks, streets, the gutter, marcy,soul in the hole,gershwin park,etc...
Hat tip to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.
Update: Here's the video of the play in question between World Peace and Batum.
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